Pilot Study of New HCBS Outcome Measures Launched-Participants Needed!

Getting services at home or in the community is important for people with disabilities and all providers desire to provide the best services possible to the people they serve. To improve services, we have to know how well they are working for the people who receive them. The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on HCBS Outcome Measurement (RTC/OM) at the Institute on Community Integration has developed surveys that ask questions about how well home and community-based services (HCBS) are helping people with a variety of disabilities live high quality lives. We need the help of people with disabilities to make sure the surveys provide valuable information and their results used to improve services. In this study, interviewers will meet with people with disabilities in person, talk with them and ask them questions their services and important areas of their lives (e.g., social connectedness; meaningful activities. Everyone interviewed will receive a $20 gift card. We are recruiting participants for immediate interviews. The study ends December 2019.

To take part, a person must: 

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Have a disability and receive services or supports for the disability.
  • Provide consent or assent (if not own legal guardian).
  • Be willing to take part in a 60-90 minute interview.
  • Live in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, northern Iowa, or Pennsylvania

If you think some of the people you support might be interested or have questions about this work, please contact: Matthew Roberts at 612-624-1489 or e-mail him at rtcom@umn.edu